About the OTIA III State Bridge Delivery Program

In 2003, with the passage of the third Oregon Transportation Investment Act, the Oregon Department of Transportation was tasked with delivering a $1.3 billion program to repair or replace hundreds of aging highway bridges statewide.

ODOT used innovative methods and processes to deliver the OTIA III State Bridge Delivery Program, such as grouping — or bundling — adjacent projects into a variety of contract sizes to make it possible for local firms across the state to compete.

ODOT's philosophy for the bridge program centered on maximizing the following:

  • Ease of traffic movement — Contracting strategies that keep traffic moving minimize effects on other industries and motorists.
  • Expedient delivery — Quick project delivery allows freedom of freight movement and ensures that products can be delivered throughout the state.
  • Oregon firms and workers — Involving Oregon companies and employees, including small businesses, women and minorities, results in economic stimulus that benefits the state.
  • Stewardship — Designing and constructing projects that are sensitive to their communities and landscape creates a legacy that endures long after construction is complete.

The program was recognized locally, regionally and nationally with many awards acknowledging the excellent work of the teams, individuals, companies and agencies involved with the program.


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Program Resources

Leaving a Legacy Magazine
Program Final Report
Final Economic Stimulus Report
Final CS3 Annual Report
Final Monthly Progress Report - December 2014
I-84 Corridor Strategy
CS3 Guidebook
Economic and Bridge Options Report


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